February 5, Tuesday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Fumiko Konoe and Ms. Hiroko Kitadai

  1. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have agreed to bolster economic ties during talks in Tokyo.
  2. Nissan Motor plans to list tens of millions of dollars in payment to former chairman Carlos Ghosn in its financial statements, due out next week.
  3. The U.S.-China trade dispute is hitting the bottom line of major Japanese firms.